Can heroku free account is enough?

Can i use Heroku free account to host my college website? I may get
upto 500 visitors per month. Mostly all pages are static in nature and
it just gives information about the college and the facilities offered
by it. How many months will the app be free? is it free for
lifetime? Anyone please help me…

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 6:45 AM, sukesh [email protected] wrote:

Can i use Heroku free account to host my college website? I may get
upto 500 visitors per month.

Holy cow, that’s almost, uh, let’s see, a visitor an hour? Yes, I’d
imagine Heroku hosting can handle that :slight_smile:

How many months will the app be free? is it free for lifetime?

This is question for Heroku, not this mailing list.


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
http://about.me/hassanschroeder
twitter: @hassan

Heroku can (and will) answer those questions for you. Submit them as
“pre-sales” questions and they’ll tell you the facts.

Last time I asked (for myself), they said that traffic is unlimited, you
pay only if you increase your dynos to 2 or have any add-on features.
You should note that Heroku is not designed to primarily serve up static
assets (Read more on their website about “slug size” and hosting static
assets on cloud-based storage for an explanation.)

Heroku is ideal for Rails apps you want to get off the ground quickly.
You can always throw it up and decide to move it later. You’ll probably
learn a lot about Heroku and building a simple Rails app by doing so, so
it can’t hurt to try.

As far as “is it free for a lifetime” the short answer is you have to
ask Heroku, but in life there are no guarantees. Their current offering
is that the first dyno is free, all additional dynos and additional
services you pay for. Read more about what dynos and workers are for an
understanding of what this means. That’s their current pricing model but
of course I’m affiliated with nor am I speaking on behalf of Heroku,
just telling you what I know.

Good luck

Jason

On 7 June 2011 14:45, sukesh [email protected] wrote:

Can i use Heroku free account to host my college website? I may get
upto 500 visitors per month. Mostly all pages are static in nature and
it just gives information about the college and the facilities offered
by it. How many months will the app be free? is it free for
lifetime? Anyone please help me…

Of course you cannot know whether it will be free for a lifetime.
Will the company exist for a lifetime? Mine possibly but unlikely for
yours I think. It will remain free only as long as it suits their
business model, which I guess is to provide a free service to the
likes of yourself so that when you come to do a commercial application
you say to yourself ‘they gave me good service so I will pay them to
host my commercial app’.

Colin

On Jun 7, 2011, at 10:19 AM, Jason Fleetwood-Boldt wrote:

That’s their current pricing model but of course I’m affiliated with nor am I
speaking on behalf of Heroku, just telling you what I know

For the record, what I meant to say was: “I’m NOT affiliated with …”

Thanks a lot for the reply!!

Sukesh

Thanks a lot for the reply!!

Sukesh

Thanks a lot for the reply!!

Sukesh

On Jun 7, 7:04pm, Hassan S. [email protected]

Thanks a lot for the reply!!

Sukesh

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